Lost Words

There are times when I need to pray and I have no words. Actually, it’s as if my words get in the way of what my heart needs to pray. I hate it when it happens and it feel a like it happens a lot.

I don’t have the spiritual gift of speaking in tongues; I envy those who can. I want to be able to speak with words that only God can understand. Maybe that’s why I can’t speak in tongues.

I am learning to look to the hymns and songs for the words I want. Tonight, these were the words I found; Matt Maher’s Lord, I Need You. I hope they meet you where you are and help you express your deepest heart, like they did for me.

Lord, I come, I confess
Bowing here I find my rest
Without You I fall apart
You’re the One that guides my heart

Lord, I need You, oh, I need You
Every hour I need You
My one defense, my righteousness
Oh God, how I need You

Where sin runs deep Your grace is more
Where grace is found is where You are
And where You are, Lord, I am free
Holiness is Christ in me

Lord, I need You, oh, I need You
Every hour I need You
My one defense, my righteousness
Oh God, how I need You

Teach my song to rise to You
When temptation comes my way
And when I cannot stand I’ll fall on You
Jesus, You’re my hope and stay

Lord, I need You, oh, I need You
Every hour I need You
My one defense, my righteousness
Oh God, how I need You

You’re my one defense, my righteousness
Oh God, how I need You
My one defense, my righteousness
Oh God, how I need You

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About gretchenr17

Wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend. Writer, farmer, fellow sojourner... at every turn I learn a bit more about God's wild mercies.
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